Powerful Glacial Floods Heave Himalayan Boulders

Enormous boulders—10 meters or more in diameter—litter many river channels in the Himalayas. Scientists have now age dated several of these behemoths and estimated the flow velocities necessary to heave them. The boulders were likely set in motion thousands of years ago by the powerful forces of glacial lake outburst floods, the researchers […]

Brown carbon ‘tarballs’ detected in Himalayan atmosphere

Credit: American Chemical Society Some people refer to the Himalaya-Tibetan Plateau as the “third pole” because the region has the largest reserve of glacial snow and ice outside of the north and south poles. The glaciers, which are extremely sensitive to climate change and human influence, have been retreating over the past decade. Now, researchers […]